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Walberg, Committee Approve Bipartisan Self-Driving Car Legislation

July 27, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today joined with his colleagues on the Energy and Commerce Committee to approve bipartisan autonomous vehicle legislation by a unanimous vote. H.R. 3388, the SELF DRIVE Act, makes our roadways safer by establishing a framework to develop self-driving cars and ensures Michigan and the United States remains the innovation leader. The bill now moves to the full House of Representatives for consideration. 
“Michigan has always been the worldwide leader in the auto industry, and I have no doubt that will continue with emerging technologies like autonomous vehicles,” said Congressman Walberg. “As the auto industry continues to innovate, we must ensure a regulatory environment that both fosters cutting edge research and increases safety on our roads. Self-driving vehicles present a promising and transformative future, and this bipartisan legislation outlines a roadmap for car manufacturers to develop, test, and safely bring them to market.”

Congressman Walberg serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions. For more information on Walberg's work in Congress visit